In today’s rapidly evolving world, diversity is celebrated and embraced in all its forms. One significant aspect of diversity is neurodivergence, which encompasses individuals with conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. Supporting and empowering neurodivergent individuals is crucial to fostering inclusivity and ensuring their success in various aspects of life. Dr. James Wilkins, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by obtaining a Doctorate in Counseling and completed his Dissertation Study in the Lived Experiences of Neurodivergent Individuals of Socialization During the Pandemic is here and happy to help you on your journey toward peace and happiness. Dr. Wilkins completed his Doctorate in Counselor Education, Research, and Supervision from TAMUC, prior to this he gained his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNT, and a Bachelors in Psychology with a Minor in Social Sciences emphasizing Philosophy, Sociology, and Music from UNT.

Dr. Wilkins specializes in working with neurodivergent individuals, employing an affirmative counseling approach that celebrates their unique strengths and fosters personal growth. Dr. Wilkins also emphasizes work as an Affirmative Therapist to assisting those identifying within the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)/LGBTQ+ communities. Dr. Wilkins is trained in Gender-Affirming Mental Health Assessment and Affirmative Therapy Competency Training.

Neurodiversity is an approach that recognizes neurological differences as natural variations of the human brain rather than deficits. It emphasizes the importance of accepting and accommodating individuals with diverse cognitive abilities, appreciating the unique gifts and talents they bring to society. Dr. Wilkins is a passionate advocate for neurodiversity and firmly believes that affirming the inherent value of neurodivergent individuals is vital for their mental well-being and overall quality of life.

Specializing in Affirmative Counseling

Affirmative counseling is a therapeutic approach that aims to create a safe and empowering environment for clients, regardless of their diverse identities or experiences. Dr. Wilkins incorporates this approach in his practice, tailoring it specifically to the needs of each unique individual. By focusing on strengths, resilience, and personal growth, he helps his clients develop a positive self-identity, build self-esteem, and maximize their potential.

Supporting Neurodivergent Individuals

Dr. Wilkins works closely with neurodivergent individuals to address their unique challenges and enhance their well-being. We understand that every individual’s journey is distinct and requires personalized attention. Through active listening, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach, Dr. Wilkins creates a safe space where clients can explore their emotions, share their experiences, and collaborate on strategies to overcome obstacles.

Creating a Strengths-Based Approach

One of the core principles of Dr. Wilkins counseling practice is focusing on strengths. We firmly believe that everyone possesses unique strengths and abilities, and by nurturing and leveraging these strengths, clients can unlock their full potential. By shifting the emphasis from deficits to capabilities, Dr. Wilkins encourages clients to embrace their neurodivergent identities with pride and confidence.

Holistic Approach to Well-being

Dr. Wilkins understands that mental well-being is interconnected with other aspects of life, such as relationships, education, and employment. They collaborate with clients to explore different domains of their lives, providing guidance and support in areas such as social skills, self-advocacy, academic success, and career development. By taking a holistic approach, Dr. Wilkins helps neurodivergent individuals navigate challenges and seize opportunities for growth and fulfillment.

Advocacy and Community Engagement

Beyond individual counseling, Dr. Wilkins actively engages in advocacy work to raise awareness about neurodiversity and promote inclusivity in various settings. They collaborate with schools, workplaces, and community organizations to create supportive environments and foster understanding and acceptance. Dr. Wilkins also conducts workshops and training sessions for professionals to enhance their knowledge and competence in working with neurodivergent individuals.

Counseling is for everyone, and Dr. Wilkins is here for everyone. If you find yourself fitting into one of these unique facets of life and identity, or perhaps you are interested in finding where you fit in, Dr. James Wilkins is here and ready to help you make a significant difference in your Overall Well Being!